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Re: Windows 2000 boot loader



On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Matthew Sherborne wrote:
> Has anyone succesfully replaced the Windows 2000 boot loader with LILO ?
>
> I have a Win2000/DOS boot machine, but I'm afraid to attempt installing LILO
> on hda in case Win2000 needs to be there. It's my work computer and if I
> stuff it up I'll be in big trouble.

Yes.  It works.

My partition layout is:

    Name        Flags      Part Type  FS Type          [Label]        Size (MB)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    hda1                    Primary   Unknown (DE)                        16.46
    hda2                    Primary   Linux ext2                          32.91
    hda3        Boot        Primary   NTFS                              5996.23
    hda5                    Logical   Linux swap                         131.61
    hda6                    Logical   Linux                              131.61
    hda7                    Logical   Linux ext2                        5996.23

    Name        Flags      Part Type  FS Type          [Label]        Size (MB)
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    hdb1                    Primary   FAT12            [NO NAME    ]      16.46
    hdb2                    Primary   Linux ext2                          32.91
    hdb3                    Primary   NTFS                              5996.23
    hdb5                    Logical   Linux swap                         131.61
    hdb6                    Logical   Linux ext2                         131.61
    hdb7                    Logical   Linux                             5996.23

Win2000 has:
	/dev/hda3 on c:
	/dev/hdb3 on d: or e: (I don't remember which)

Debian has:
	/dev/hda7 on /
	/dev/hda2 on /boot
	/dev/hdb6 on /tmp

The pertinent part of my /etc/lilo.conf follows my signature.

I've also done the reverse, although with NT, not Win2000.  That is, I used
the NT boot loader.  That works, too.

________________________________________________________________________
Jay Ford, Network Engineering Group, Information Technology Services
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
email: jay-ford@uiowa.edu, phone: 319-335-5555, fax: 319-335-5505

# Support LBA for large hard disks.
#
lba32

# Specifies the boot device.  This is where Lilo installs its boot
# block.  It can be either a partition, or the raw device, in which
# case it installs in the MBR, and will overwrite the current MBR.
#
boot=/dev/hda

# Specifies the device that should be mounted as root. (`/')
#
root=/dev/hda7

# Installs the specified file as the new boot sector
#
install=/boot/boot.b

# Specifies the location of the map file
#
map=/boot/map

# Specifies the number of deciseconds (0.1 seconds) LILO should
# wait before booting the first image.
#
# delay=100

# You can put a customized boot message up if you like.  If you use
# `prompt', and this computer may need to reboot unattended, you
# must specify a `timeout', or it will sit there forever waiting
# for a keypress.  `single-key' goes with the `alias' lines in the
# `image' configurations below.  eg: You can press `1' to boot
# `Linux', `2' to boot `LinuxOLD', if you uncomment the `alias'.
#
message=/boot/bootmess.txt
prompt
timeout=100
single-key

# Specifies the VGA text mode at boot time. (normal, extended, ask, <mode>)
vga=normal

# Boot up Windows by default.
#
default=Win2000

# enable frame buffers for consoles via matroxfb
image=/vmlinuz
        label=Linux
        read-only
        append="video=matrox:vesa:447 video=scrollback:64k video=vc:1-5"
        alias=2

image=/vmlinuz
        label=Linux.nofb
        read-only
        alias=3

# Windows 2000
other=/dev/hda3
        label=Win2000
        alias=1




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